What is Edison Design Group?

EDG was founded by Steve Adamczyk in 1988. John Spicer joined EDG in 1992 and took over leadership from Steve in July of 2013, at which time Steve moved into a part-time advisory role. Steve retired from EDG in July of 2018.

Prior to EDG, John worked at Bell Labs/Unix System Labs, and before that, for Advanced Computer Techniques.

Daveed Vandevoorde joined EDG in 1999, and before that worked at Hewlett Packard. Daveed has written a number of books on C++ including the well-regarded C++ Templates: The Complete Guide.

Mike Miller joined EDG in 2004; he's been a C++ expert (as both user and implementor) almost since before there was such a thing, and has worked at a number of companies, including Glockenspiel, one of the early leaders in the C++ field.

Mike Herrick spent 19 years at Bell Laboratories and its various progeny before becoming part of the initial development team at OpenReach/Corente; he joined EDG in 2006.

Ellen Herrick spent 20 years at Bell Laboratories in various roles. She started in the UNIX lab. She then spent the next several years as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Tax-Aide volunteer, and CASA volunteer until she returned to her technical roots working as a technical writer at VMware before joining EDG.